Deadly, extremely active 2017 Atlantic hurricane season ends Thursday

Deadly, extremely active 2017 Atlantic hurricane season ends Thursday

But the season will be remembered for the deadly trio - Harvey, Irma and Maria - that brought death and destruction to Caribbean nations and the southern U.S.

Hurricane Irma of course had the most direct impact on Southwest Florida, making landfall near Marco Island on September 10 and traveling north across the state.

Without the data from the aircraft, forecasters would be left with just satellite, buoy and radar data to build forecasts.

The combination of warmer than normal sea surface temperatures, light wind shear, and a lack of Saharan dust led to a favorable environment for tropical waves to develop, and ultimately, strengthen into many hurricanes this year. The previous record was set by Hurricane Frances in 1980. They increased their forecast on June 1 and called for 14 named storms, six hurricanes and two major hurricanes.

A total of 438 lives were lost during the 2017 season.

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While Hurricane Ophelia wasn't the strongest storm, it broke a record with a very unusual path.

The hurricane season was off to an early start in April, but it was September that proved to be the most powerful month in term of intensity ever recorded in the Atlantic.

"What we've got is unprecedented events and the answers simply aren't going to be simple", said Desjarlais.

Irma arrived about 10 days later, ripping across the Florida Keys after destroying about 95 percent of the structures on the Caribbean island of Barbuda. This data is then transmitted to the National Hurricane Center every 10 minutes throughout the duration of the mission. The storm severely damaged New Orleans, Louisiana. GOES-16 will become operational next month and will be renamed GOES-East.

One day after New Year's 1955, Hurricane Alice carved through parts of the northern Leeward Islands, producing wind gusts up to 81 miles per hour and flooding rain. Significant beach erosion occurred at most area beaches and significant damage occurred to personal property due to the inundation of saltwater flooding into homes and damage to docks. This data was used to detect potential hazards that could delay the delivery of emergency supplies and maritime commerce and help the U.S. Coast Guard to make decisions on reopening ports.

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